Summers of Fire (Paperback)

A Memoir of Adventure, Love and Courage

By Linda Strader

Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company, 9781945805660, 250pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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Linda Strader is one of the first women hired on a fire crew with the U.S. Forest Service. A na ve twenty-year-old in the mid-1970s, she discovers fighting wildfires is challenging--but in a man's world, they became only one of the challenges she would face. Battling fire is exhilarating, yet exhausting; the discrimination real and sometimes in her face. Summers of Fire is an Arizona to Alaska adventure story that honestly recounts the seven years Strader ventures into the heart of fires that scorch the land, vibrant friendships that fire the soul, and deep love that ends in devastating heartbreak.

About the Author

Linda Strader has published many articles online about landscaping with desert plants. When The Green Valley News, a local newspaper, printed an article about her firefighting adventures, it lead to the magazine, Wildfire Today, publishing an excerpt. She works as a landscape architect in southern Arizona.